Firefox is very slow to start the first time (over 2 min. ) after booting the computer in the morning. After the initial start, Firefox works very quickly. Why?
Each morning after I boot my computer up, FF is extremely slow to open. Sometimes it will take 2 to 3 minutes (if I have the patients to wait that long) before the default page loads. In addition FF seems very sluggish to open new pages. If I terminate FF and restart, FF works very quickly...and continues to work very well the rest of the day, till the next time I turn my computer back on. I run Win7 ultimate, i5 quad core, with 8gigs memory. Is there a setting, like the cache or something that I need to keep for FF to work well from the first attempt to load it.
Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).
- Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window or otherwise make changes.
It is possible that your security software (firewall, anti-virus) blocks or restricts Firefox or the plugin-container process without informing you, possibly after detecting changes (update) to the Firefox program.
Remove all rules for Firefox and the plugin-container from the permissions list in the firewall and let your firewall ask again for permission to get full unrestricted access to internet for Firefox and the plugin-container process and the updater process.
Thanks for the detailed response, however, if any of my plugins or security software were causing this problem, wouldn't it be happening all the time...every time I start FF? It doesn't seem logical that they could be restricting FF from properly loading only on the first attempt of the day to start FF after a computer boot up but not the rest of the day???? Is my reasoning wrong?